Articles in the category Stress

How To Manage Anger In Intimate Relationships

Anger is quite common in intimate relationships, which is ironic since it is these types of unions that also give us profound happiness. To preserve the bonds of partnership or marriage, we must learn how to manage our anger so that it does not create damage that may break the ties permanently. If you feel […]

How to Reduce Holiday Stress

The last month of the year is supposed to be all about joy, giving, and creating wonderful memories with family and friends. In reality, we know that this period has another side – a darker side which involves stress, irritation, and sometimes even anger. This can be the result of having to shop for Christmas […]

3 Simple Things to Do When Your World Spirals Out of Control

Given the choice, we probably would want to be in control of everything that happens in our lives. That’s why we make plans. From short-term to medium-term to long-term plans, we have ideas of what we want to happen, where we want to be, and what we want to be doing at certain points in […]

5 Things to Focus on When Your World Turns Upside Down

1. Everything is temporary. Everything. When you cut yourself, you bleed, nurse a wound for a while, and then it heals. When a flower blooms, it’s beautiful for a while, and then it dries up. When there’s a storm, the rain and thunder may rage all night. But that passes, too. In the middle of […]

How to Always Stay Positive, Part 2

“The key to working with happiness healthfully is to see it as a momentary passage and not a final destination.” – Karla McLaren, The Language of Emotions In How to Always Stay Positive, Part 1 we discussed the merits of rephrasing our words and thoughts toward what is possible and the outcomes we truly desire […]

How to Always Stay Positive, Part 1

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts and made up of our thoughts. If a man speaks or acts with a good thought, happiness follows him like a shadow that never leaves him” – Gautama Buddha I recently watched a documentary called “The Secret” and one of […]

7 Common Habits of the Perpetually Stressed

If you’re wondering why your life seems so stressful and are trying to figure out why, you might want to take a moment to look at yourself because YOU might actually be the major reason behind all the stress you’re having to deal with on a daily basis. Life will always find a way to […]

Why yoga is good for the mind and body

The ancient practice of yoga is something that we haven’t covered recently on the Daily Mind, so I thought I would dedicate this particular blog post to exploring the benefits it can offer to our minds and bodies. Yoga originated in India around 5,000 years ago, but today it is as popular as ever, with […]

6 quick-fire ways to make yourself feel better

We all have off days where nothing seems to go right and it’s a struggle to keep negative thinking at bay. It can be tempting to resort to creative comforts like chocolate or a glass of wine at the end of a bad day, to make us feel better. Instead, let’s look at some quick […]

10 Ways to Simplify Your Life and Reduce Stress

Stress. No matter what you do, no matter how you do it, and no matter how positive an attitude in life you have, you’ll still encounter stressors that will make your day a tad bit more difficult. Though stress is inevitable, it does not mean that you are helpless in its face. You have the […]

How to Deal with Anxiety without Taking Medication

Anxiety is a normal emotion everyone feels in response to perceived threats. It is something we all have to deal with on a day to day basis and, though always an uncomfortable feeling, can actually be beneficial for us since it can make us more focused and be more motivated to solve problems in a […]

The importance of proper breathing

Most of us don’t give a second thought to the way we breathe – it’s just something that we do subconsciously. And yet proper breathing is essential to good health and wellbeing. Poor breathing can cause us to feel fatigued, reduces alertness and can increase feelings of anxiety. However, breathing correctly can help to reduce […]

The Tattooed Dad and His Daughter – How To Keep Cool in Ballet Class

The trouble with parenting is that nobody ever gives you a manual on how to do it. Sure, we can recall instances of our youth when the choices our parents made affected us positively or negatively and we can remember thinking, “I’ll never do that when I’m a parent.” We can build on those times and it […]

How to fight your fears

Most people experience fear or anxiety in some form or other and stress and worry are very much on the increase during these uncertain times. More and more people are turning to antidepressants or other prescription drugs in order to cope with stress and anxiety. For this blog post I thought I’d take a look […]

Is your workplace making you ill?

As I write this blog post I can feel my neck and back aching from sitting at a desk all day. I’ve also got a touch of eye strain and I think my knees are a bit locked up. What a mess I must sound! But my discomfort has inspired this blog post, which asks […]

5 self-help tips to beat anxiety

If there’s one thing in life that I’m really good at, it’s worrying. I’d get a gold star for it. Anxiety runs in my family and I often wonder whether it’s in my genes or whether it’s learned behaviour. Whichever way you look at it though, I spend a lot of my time fretting about […]

5 Tips for Reducing Holiday Shopping Stress

The holidays are supposed to be about family, and about appreciating all of life’s blessings. However, it seems that, more than happiness and enjoyment, the holidays equate to stress for a lot of people. Do you look at your loved ones during the holiday season and see nothing but crowded malls and bank drafts? Do […]

3 Ways to Deal with Physical Pain and Painful Sickness

photo credit: lpk90901 “If the problem can be solved, why worry? If the problem cannot be solved, worrying will do you no good.” – Shantideva For the last two weeks I’ve been in bed unable to move due to a big ole stone stuck in my saliva gland. Every time I ate (or even thought […]

Why Your Stress Might be Killing You

photo credit: Christina Spicuzza “Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness” – Richard Carlson A few years ago I went through a rough patch that left me feeling constantly stressed. During that time I started to also see some physical manifestations of that emotional turmoil. One day I went to […]

Technology: The Reason You are Stressed, Depressed and Bored

photo credit: Bert Kommerij “In Tibet you would send a letter and not expect a reply for six months. Now if people send an email and don’t get a reply in 30 seconds they get angry.” – Tai Situ How long can you go without checking your email? If you find a juicy bit of […]